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Amlo probes Chinese nominee tour company, says Tourist Police chief

PHUKET: The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) in Bangkok has launched its investigation into the financial affairs of Tranlee Travel Co Ltd and its subsidiaries, national Tourist Police Chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakphan said today (July 21).

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Tanyaluk Sakoot

Thursday 21 July 2016, 06:12PM


The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) in Bangkok has launched its investigation into the financial affairs of Tranlee Travel Co Ltd and its subsidiaries, national Tourist Police Chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakphan (pictured) said today (July 21). Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) in Bangkok has launched its investigation into the financial affairs of Tranlee Travel Co Ltd and its subsidiaries, national Tourist Police Chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakphan (pictured) said today (July 21). Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

Gen Surachet confirmed that officials were following the Tranlee Travel Co money trail at a meeting at Phuket Tourist Police headquarters in Phuket Town.

“All evidence and documents carefully collected in the investigation have been sent to the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) in Bangkok,” he said.

More than 100 officers including police, military and anti-money-laundering officials seized 29 boats and 53 buses belonging to companies operating under the Tranlee Travel Co Ltd network of businesses in raids at Rassada and Koh Siray on July 6. (See story here.)

Today, Provincial Police Chief Col Teerapol Thipjaroen, who is heading the investigation, brought those numbers to 117 tour buses and 33 boats seized.

The raids on July 6 followed police shutting down Tranlee’s base of operations in Rassada, east of Phuket Town, on June 16. (See story here.)

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Today, Gen Surachet noted that inbound tourists who had booked tours with Tranlee were still arriving, although Tranlee’s business license had been revoked.

“So we are looking for other tour companies to take care of these tourists, but the companies that do so must be legally registered businesses,” he said.

“Also, officials will keep the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok accurately updated with these developments in Phuket,” he added.

Gen Surachet urged all persons to report concerns or complaints about tour companies by calling the Tourist Police hotline 1155.

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 22 July 2016 - 07:42:34

1155 is next to useless.  I called them when people were firing a rifle at animals in my neighborhood. After not answering my call the first three tries, finally got a woman  who told me I'd have to "come into  Phuket Town personally to make a complaint." It's about an hours drive away to, and up to two hours back. When I got exasperated and asked her if  a three hour journey for me was really expected to inform police a firearm is being fired repeatedly 100 meters from my home, she told me,"You get angry I hang up," click. 

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Kurt | 21 July 2016 - 19:33:32

How is it possible that a 100% illegal thai company can build up it's business to 117 busses and 33 boats on Phuket?
This all under the nearby eyes of Phuket Authorities/Officials?
Anyone who knows that?

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